Saturday, August 03, 2013

Things I learned lately 3 August

  • The first city in Canada to offer city-wide gigabit internet.......... Olds Alberta! Say what!? Guess which of the big providers is offering it? None of them. The city built its own ISP, called O-Net.
  • Thorough cough - what you call a simultaneous cough and fart.
  • Ziff - another word for beard.
  • Resistentialism: The seemingly spiteful behavior shown by inanimate objects. 
  • Groak: To silently watch someone while they are eating, hoping to be invited to join them.
  • Jirble: To pour out (a liquid) with an unsteady hand.
  • Lunting: Walking while smoking a pipe.
  • Wonder-wench: A sweetheart.
  • Snoutfair: A person with a handsome countenance.
  • At the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State, there is enough solid radioactive waste (710,000 cubic metres) to fill more than 4750 rail freight cars. That doesn't include the 200,000 cubic metres of liquid high-level radioactive waste.
  • 3rd party identification methods, like stickers and etched numbers, often added as mandatory extras to new cars, are not only redundant and ineffective, law enforcement don't even use them to track down stolen cars.
  • Did you ever notice that although there are recommended daily allowances for sodium and fat, there are none for sugar? Three words people. The sugar lobby.
  • Hawaii is going to send some of its homeless back to their home state, where (hopefully) families can help them get back on their feet again.
  • Spike Lee is trying to finance his next film on Kickstarter.
  • So not only did the Grace Foundation board members who went on about wanting Trudeau's speaking fees back get booted off the Grace Foundation's Board, the foundation no longer wants the money back. Also, none of the other non profit organizations took Trudeau up on his offer to pay back any fees he charged from speaking at benefits. That just about wraps up that little pile of partisan nonsense.

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